Name: Guilherme Caldas
Location: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Started bike commuting: Early 2001
Commute distance (one way): 3 km (varies a lot)
Describe your commute: I mostly use my bike to go to work and to every business compromises I must take care of. I also do groceries and attend social meetings by bike.
Describe your bike and accessories: The bike shown in picture is a cargo model, with a plastic box, elastic and velcro bands. When riding at night, I also use front and rear lights. I actually have two more bikes, a Monark 10 Positron and a Custom Chopper.
What bit of advice would you like to share with new bike commuters?: Lots of things can be done by bycicle. Don’t let your (and other people’s) fears keeping you from have a much more enjoyable life. Ride safely (helmet, glove and lights are a good start), knowing your local traffic laws, specially the ones concerning to bicycles.
If you don’t forget to make periodical check ups on your bike you’ll soon find out that she can be your best friend.